The Shawshank Redeption is based on a Stephen King novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The main character, Andy Dufresne (played by Tim Robbins in the movie), claims to be falsely convicted of the murders of his wife and her boyfriend. He becomes friends with Ellis "Red" Redding (portrayed by Morgan Freeman in the film) who procures a rock hammer and a poster of Rita Hayworth (hence the title of the novella) for Andy.
Andy works with Byron Hadley, the guard's captain, to help the later set-up a tax shelter. The warden decides to transfer Andy to the library where he works secretly to help employees of the prison manage their money. The warden begins to trust Andy enough to give him responsibilities managing his own financial matters.
Andy becomes passionate about the library after Brooks, the elderly inmate who manages it, is paroled. He writes letters to the state requesting more money for the library. When he receives a donation he tries to share it with the other inmates in...
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